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David E. Root, MD — Honored

Queen's Commendation for
Valuable Service in the Air

In July, 1979, Dr. Root was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, by RAF Air Marshall Sir Roy Austen-Smith.

David E. Root, M.D., M.P.H., is the only U.S. Doctor elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautial Society for his work as the first Exchange Officer with the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough, Hants, England. Dr. Root's research and inflight evaluation of goggles designed to protect crewmen against nuclear flash, pilot oxygen requirements during air combat maneuvers, and evaluation and testing of a respirator and clothing to protect crewmen against chemical and biological agents.

Root Family Scrapbook

 


Beavercreek News, Dayton, Ohio

 

Journal - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine

 

Royal Air Force News

 

Air Force Times, August 20, 1979 page 24

 

Skywriter at Wright Patterson AFB

 

John's Hopkins University

 

Xenia Gazette

 

RAF Farnborough June 1978

 

Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society